Live Entertainment Design and Production

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Live Entertainment Design and Production Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the entertainment industry.
This program is one of only a handful in the country, and the only one in Central Florida that trains students to work in all facets of the entertainment industry. From designing and constructing scenery to rigging and operating lighting and sound equipment, you'll gain hands-on experience working on real Valencia productions. When you graduate, you'll have the skills you need to work independently or as part of a creative team to produce live shows for concerts, theater, theme parks and corporate events.
Specializations Available:
  • Audio Visual Event Production
  • Live Show Production
  • Production Design

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Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.


Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Entertainment – Stage Technology (17 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

Career Pathways
Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school.

Technical College Programs
Receive college credit toward this program for completing an approved Orange Technical College program.

Program Length

 64 credits
  Full-time – 2 to 3 years
  Part-time – 3 to 4 years

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.

Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor's degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.


Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Design, construct and install scenery for entertainment events
  • Design lighting for entertainment events and themed attractions
  • Install and operate theatrical sound equipment and design special effects
  • Install, program and operate intelligent lighting fixtures for concert events
  • Set up and operate the theatrical aspects of convention events

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

With Orlando as a leading destination for entertainment and conventions, it's a great place to train for and find careers in entertainment design. Exciting career choices are available in theme parks, convention services, theaters, film companies, TV stations, musical companies and attractions. Valencia graduates are employed in a majority of Central Florida's cultural and entertainment enterprises.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Light Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Theater Technician
  • Sound Effects Specialist
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director

$27,000 - $40,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 - 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.

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